Monday, December 9, 2013
All residents in University Housing will be required to register their devices connected to the wired network in residence halls after Wednesday, January 18, at 5 p.m. Wireless devices will not be affected.
EITS is replacing the system that provides network access for personal devices — such as desktop computers, laptops and game consoles — using the wired network in all University Housing residence halls. Even if you have already registered a device, you will need to register it again once the new system is available.
The change will take place on Wednesday, December 18, at 5 p.m. For most University Housing residents, they will have to register their wired device(s) after the residence halls re-open on January 2.
The new system will allow users to register their device(s) through a web browser.
To register a device(s):
Most devices will be automatically registered and you will see a banner notifying you of a successful registration. After your device has been registered, it takes about 10 minutes for it to become active on the network.
If your device was not automatically registered:
Note: If you don’t know how to find your device’s MAC address, the EITS Help Desk wiki (http://eitshelpdesk.uga.edu) has detailed instructions for Xbox 360, Playstations, Wii, Roku, Apple TV, MacBook and Windows computers. It is suggested that you become familiar with these steps before the change or use a wireless device with a web browser to access this website.
To register a device without a web browser — such as Xbox, Playstations or DVRs — find the hardware (MAC) address of your device. Then, follow these steps:
If you receive a certificate error or other miscellaneous errors:
Note: After your device has been registered, it takes about 10 minutes for it to become active on the network.
Additional staff from EITS will be available to help with your technical needs. Please contact the EITS Help Desk at 706-542-3106 if you need assistance.